CHICAGO (AP) — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found.
CHICAGO (AP) — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska motorists could show their support for military troops, wildlife or prostate cancer awareness by 2021 under two bills passed by lawmakers.
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami recused himself from judging a lawsuit over an insurance company's denial of coverage for a prostate cancer treatment, calling it "immoral and...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Polk County jury has awarded $12.25 million to a man who learned after prostate cancer surgery that a mistake had been made with his tissue samples: He didn't have...
Free prostate cancer screening offered at Preds game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are joining with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Fans for the Cure to offer fans and employees a free prostate cancer screening.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell never considered stepping away when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Being around the game is good therapy, he said,...
Hawks fighting prostate cancer during Black History Month
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are making donations with every assist in February to fight prostate cancer as part of the team's recognition of Black History Month.
For each Hawks assist this month, the team is donating $250 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The drive is led by Grant Hill, the vice chair of the Hawks, and his father, former NFL running back Calvin Hill.
US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.
Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say.
But it's not all good news. Obesity-related cancer deaths are rising, and prostate cancer deaths are no longer dropping, said Rebecca Siegel, lead author of the American Cancer Society report published Tuesday.
$1.6M grant toward development of a prostate cancer scanner
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A researcher at Tulane University in Louisiana has secured a $1.6 million grant to try to develop a scanner that could rapidly check after prostate cancer surgery whether all traces of cancer have been removed.
Prostate cancer screening: An expert explains why new guidelines were needed
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CHICAGO (AP) — Black men with advanced prostate cancer fared surprisingly well in two new studies that challenge current thinking about racial disparities in the disease.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says former point guard Phil Ford has had surgery for prostate cancer.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that Ford underwent the procedure Tuesday after he was diagnosed during his annual physical. Dr. Eric Wallen, the UNC physician who is treating Ford, says the cancer was caught early because Ford "has been proactive regarding his health."
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care experts.
New Advice Issued for Prostate Cancer Screening
The Kingwood Medical Center recently brought in a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound as a treatment to remove prostate tissue in men with prostate cancer.
The HIFU uses ultrasound energy to rapidly heat and destroy tissue in the prostate without damaging areas in the prostate. This reduces the risk of side effects such as urinary inconsistence and erectile dysfunction.
On Feb. 15, I joined about 165,000 other men in the country who are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Thankfully, my family physician had ordered a PSA test this year as part of my annual physical examination, and my urologist followed up with a biopsy.
I hadn’t received the PSA screening since 2012, and although I had annual prostate digital exams, my doctors hadn’t detected any abnormalities.
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When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease.
Dealing with the prostate is the first significant experience many Black men have with the medical system. Our decisions on how to handle it are often grounded in fear or mistrust and tend to be made with little or no information.
When you hear the devastating news that you have cancer of the prostate, a small gland the size of a plum found in men below the bladder, it can be difficult to decide which of many treatment options are right for you.
Stephen Fry has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The 60-year-old comedian has revealed he's had his prostate - a walnut sized gland at the base of the bladder in men - removed after doctors discovered he had the disease, which he's described as an "aggressive little bugger", had been attacking it and had started to spread to the nearby lymph nodes in his groin area.
British comedian Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer
LONDON (AP) — British comedian and actor Stephen Fry has revealed that he is suffering from prostate cancer.
The 60-year-old Fry said Friday on his Twitter page that he has been fighting the disease for the past two months.
He says he had surgery in January to remove the prostate.
Doctor said it was cancer, it wasn’t, but news came too late
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Last April, Harald Boerstler went in for his annual checkup. Among the results: an elevated protein level in his blood that could signal prostate cancer. The doctor told Boerstler high readings do not always signify cancer and he could wait and have the test run again or have a biopsy, a process of going through the colon to make 12 needle injections into the prostate for samples. It would require taking antibiotics beforehand and local anesthesia during the procedure.
Dear Dr. Roach: Five years ago, I added five to six minutes of easy yoga, mostly sitting exercises, to my daily exercise routine. My PSA has gone down to the 0.9-1.1 range, from 4.3. This is for someone who has had two prostate biopsies through the years. My doctor now says that the odds of me having prostate cancer are about 1,500 to 1. A few others who have started doing the exercises also have seen their PSA number drop.
DeKALB – The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center is now offering an advanced tool for diagnosing recurrent prostate cancer that is typically only found in much larger, academic medical centers.
Sevilla coach Berizzo has surgery for prostate cancer
MADRID (AP) — Spanish club Sevilla says coach Eduardo "Toto" Berizzo successfully underwent surgery to treat prostate cancer on Tuesday.
The club said the coach's return will depend on his recovery from the procedure.
Sevilla coach to undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla coach Eduardo "Toto" Berizzo will undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer on Tuesday, the club said.
Berizzo's return will depend on "the success of the surgery" and his "post-operative development."
Assistant manager Ernesto Marcucci will coach the first team until Berizzo is back.
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DERBY — The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital recently provided 31 free prostate cancer screenings to help encourage men to get checked for the disease and to increase men’s health awareness.
This is the first year Griffin has offered these free screenings to the community. Participating physicians included Dr. Joseph Cardinale, of the Center for Cancer Care, and Dr. Grace Biggs and Dr. Joseph Camilleri, of Griffin Faculty Practice Urology.
Dear Dr. Roach: I have an enlarged prostate but no diagnosed prostate cancer, having had a prostate MRI.
Odessa police will be growing out their facial hair this month for “Movember for November,” an annual month-long event for men to grow out their moustaches, beards and goatees to spread awareness for men’s health issues like testicular cancer, prostate cancer and men’s suicide.
Patients with breast, prostate and some skin cancers will have another treatment option at St. John’s Medical Center by late spring or early summer 2018.
Called brachytherapy, the radiotherapy treatment involves a catheter inserted into the body to place radioactive “seeds” in or near a tumor.
The hospital’s board of trustees approved the administration’s proposal for capital expenditures for the treatment equipment during its Oct. 26 meeting.
Iowa A.D. Gary Barta on leave to battle prostate cancer
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is taking an extended medical leave to fight prostate cancer.
The school announced Tuesday that Barta is set to undergo surgery and he intends to return to "as soon as his health and recovery allow." Deputy athletic director Barbara Burke will serve as the department leader in Barta's absence.
The 54-year-old Barta has been Iowa's director since 2006. In 2016, Barta received a contract extension through 2021.
South African musician Hugh Masekela battles prostate cancer
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Hugh Masekela says he is canceling commitments in the near future because he needs all his energy to continue treatment for prostate cancer.
The jazz trumpeter said in a statement Saturday that he started treatment in 2008 after doctors found a "small 'speck'" on his bladder, and had surgery in March 2016 after the cancer spread.
Bridgeport Hospital to host prostate cancer screenings
BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport Hospital is the site of free prostate cancer screenings provided by Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The screenings will take place in the first-floor MedEase ambulatory medicine unit.
Walk-ins are welcome and free parking is available in the Agnes and Ernie Kaulbach Parking Pavilion across from the main Bridgeport Hospital entrance on Grant Street Plaza. To register, call 888-357-2396 or visit bridgeporthospital.org/events.
Doctor accused of faking cancer records to delay sentencing
A New Mexico cardiologist is accused of falsifying a cancer diagnosis and treatment documents to postpone or avoid sentencing in which he faces two years in federal prison for health care fraud.
A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges that Roy G. Heilbron, 53, of Santa Fe produced and submitted fake medical documents indicating he needed prostate cancer treatment in Costa Rica to support his request to postpone being sentenced Aug. 28.
What Black men should know and why group should get tested
Black men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than other demographics, yet Black men are consistently underrepresented in research studies, say researchers from King's College London in a new paper published in ecancermedicalscience.
The problem? Healthcare research conducted in one demographic often doesn't translate to results for other demographics, and recruitment of ethnic minorities often fails to meet a balance.
Barney Morris was only 41 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer during a routine annual physical in 2004. He had no symptoms; just an elevated PSA test – the number was 4.2. He had a biopsy; cancer was found, and then he had surgery to remove his prostate.
What happened next? We’ll get to that in a minute. First, it’s very important to mention a few key points:
Former New Orleans Saints promote free prostate cancer tests
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Several former New Orleans Saints are joining a university health system to promote free prostate cancer screenings .
Mayo Clinic researchers believe they've discovered a way to improve precision therapy for prostate cancer after identifying a new cause of treatment resistance.
In a report published this week in "Nature Medicine," Mayo researchers detailed how the role of mutation on certain genes impacts resistance to one class of drugs. They reported that mutations play "a central role in the development of resistance to drugs called BET-inhibitors."
The 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia will hold its 16th annual Health Initiative Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Floyd County Health Department.
The 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia Health Initiative returns for 16th year
The 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia will hold its 16th annual Health Initiative Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Floyd County Health Department.
When prostate cancer is diagnosed late, there are few effective treatment options available.
The American Cancer Society estimates that prostate cancer will cause 26,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2017. Duke University researchers hope copper combined with an old drug will prevent or delay some of those deaths.
Retired Florida teacher Paul Gomulinski has always made health a priority. That's why the 68-year-old was surprised by prostate exam results and his urologist's prognosis.
Madison Vaccines expands clinical trial for prostate cancer treatment
A Madison drug development company says it is expanding a study of one of its prostate cancer drug prospects as a result of upbeat early results.
Madison Vaccines Inc. (MVI) said that after a small, early study of its potential prostate cancer treatment, MVI-816, it has enrolled 20 more patients in the study, who will be treated for up to 48 weeks.
The clinical trial involves using MVI-816 along with Merck's Keytruda in patients with advanced prostate cancer.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what age should I be screened for prostate cancer? I have read different things about the best time to first have it done.
I am grateful to God for this day, for “This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it”. (Psalm 118:24.) I have been reluctant to tell everyone about my treatments for prostate cancer, but I now want to be transparent. I did not want pity or anyone feeling sorry for me, which is how some people typically respond. What I needed was prayer and encouragement, and that is what I have received.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 63 and was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. I had my prostate removed shortly after the diagnosis. I found out recently the cancer is now in my lymph nodes. What can I do to prevent it from spreading further?
GREENWICH — Medical advancements can come in unexpected ways — sometimes joining existing technologies in new combinations produces positive results.
That’s the premise behind a new device for obtaining tissue from the prostate that was put into use at Greenwich Hospital this past month. The new medical tool combines the technologies of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), robotics and ultra-sound imaging to improve diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
Expert opinions on prostate cancer screening have recently shifted. Five years ago, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force recommended against using the PSA blood test.
But that stance has changed for many providers, and it involves an even closer doctor-patient relationship.
William Currie, 59, came to Duke Family Medicine for a check-up with Dr. John Ragsdale. Often it includes prostate cancer screening, but Currie believes his risk is low.